Seniors for No. 5 Kansas Go Out in Style

Jayhawks in final home game hang 58-point loss on Texas Tech
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2008 12:40 AM CST
Kansas players celebrate in the closing minutes of their game against Texas Tech, Monday, March 3, 2008 in Lawrence, Kan. Kansas won 109-51. (AP Photo/Dick Whipple)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Kansas' five seniors, working on their fourth straight Big 12 title, celebrated their final home game in style, each getting on the scoreboard during a 109-51 humiliation of Texas Tech, reports the Kansas City Star. Russell Robinson led six players in double-figures with 15 points as KU finished the season unbeaten at Allen Fieldhouse for the 14th time in the building's 53-year history.

Kansas coach Bill Self clearly tried not to run it up, shuffling in little-used players throughout the second half who, much to his chagrin, continued to knock down shots. For Texas Tech coach Pat Knight, an upset win over No. 5 Texas Saturday has been sandwiched by the two worst defeats in school history - with tonight's 58-point whipping the biggest.